October 28, 2016


Library/Media Center


Step Right Up And See The Most AMAZING Book Fair On Earth! 

Mark your calendars for November 14th through November 21st as All Saints Catholic School Library brings you the best reads in town.  There will be hundreds of books from new and favorite authors, popular series, and fun for everyone. It is your ticket to read! Students will visit during their library classes to preview and shop. Come one, come all,  family members of all ages are welcome to the Monday family event on November 14th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. There will be popcorn, prizes and few surprises.  Also, there is always the chance to feast on books during the Thanksgiving Luncheon, Monday November 21st. Books are our main attraction and this year the Book Fair will kickoff the week with author Jennifer Chambliss Bertman as she sends us on a Book Scavenger adventure! 



The Gold Medal Reader program is optional for 2nd-5th graders who read enough books to earn AR points to be a Gold Medal Reader per quarter.  A point system is set up through the Accelerated Reader computer that will track points based on the number of AR quizzes successfully passed. Each grade has a different point structure to achieve Gold Medal Reader status. Deadline to earn points for 1st quarter is October 27th.

Points required to be a Gold Medal Reader:
2nd grade-10 points
3rd grade- 15 points
4th grade- 20 points
5th grade- 30 points


extra extra Middle School Readers!

There is a new reading incentive program that is optional for Middle School Readers in 6th-8th grade.  Students that earn 40 AR points will receive a free ice cream at the end of the quarter and a chance to chill out among fellow readers. Deadline to earn AR points is Oct. 27th.


The next Battle of the Books Meeting will be October 31st in the library from 3:00-4:00. Please bring back your permission slip forms and be prepared to discuss “Marching for Freedom Walk Together, Children and Don’t You Grow Old” by Elizabeth Partridge. Remember to complete your Extension Worksheet before the meeting.  Also make sure to pack a snack and drink for yourself.  




 Even when school is out, students can continue to search through Destiny Quest, Title Peek, WebPath Express and Ebooks.   The All Saints school community can remotely access the school library collection 24/7 from multiple devices or simply choose to download the Follett App. and be a 21st Century Learner!

 FOLLETTSHELF EBOOKSDestiny Discover offers All Saints students a collection of  E book titles.  Students can access these E books on any internet-enabled device (phone, ipad, PC).  Access allows students to “browse” the books online for up to 15 minutes (without checking out), or you can check out your book just as you would any print format book.  The E book will automatically be returned in 14 days.  Checking the book out ensures that you can access the book online at anytime, or you can download it for reading later in Follett’s offline reader. You can search for Follett EBooks using the All Saints Destiny Library Online Catalog with a student username and password account. Students rising to 5th through 8th grade have Ebook accounts. Also, check out this video for DESTINY QUEST!     


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Check Out the new books added to the collection. Students are very excited about getting their books, but in order for them to check out another book they must remember to bring back their library books by the due date.

K-2nd 1 Book
Due back in 1 Week

3rd – 8th 2 Books
Due back in 2 Weeks

All grades can check out additional books for assignments!



gold medal reader

Points required to be a Gold Medal Reader:
2nd grade-10 points
3rd grade- 15 points
4th grade- 20 points
5th grade- 30 points


What is the Accelerated Reader Program?

The Accelerated Reader Program is a computerized reading enrichment program that combines great children’s literature with computer skills. Students will read a book and then take a computer quiz that is given in a multiple choice format. As an individualized reading program, it is designed to motivate students to read more.

How does a student get started?

A students target reading level is usually determined by grade level. For example, a student in 3rd grade would have a typical reading range between 3.0 and 3.9. However, students read at different levels and the reading or book range can be adjusted.

What grades take AR quizzes?

Students in grades 2nd through 8th are encouraged to take AR quizzes. It is important that a student can independently read the book and operate the AR computer program to answer a series of multiple choice questions.

How does a student select an AR book?

The Goal is to motivate students to read more and to enrich their reading experiences. Along with the reading level is a point value. The point value is usually determined by the length of the book, while the reading level is associated with the vocabulary. There are books that are 4.0 reading level worth 1 point and some that are the same reading level worth 9 points. It is a combination that the AR organization establishes.

How many questions are on an AR quiz?

The number of questions will be influenced by the difficulty of the book level. Normally quizzes will have 5, 10 or 20 questions.

What is considered a good AR score?

The objective is to score at 80% or above on the AR quizzes. Scoring lower may indicate that the material is too difficult, and the student should select a book at the lower end of their reading level. A student that scores at 95% or above at the upper end of their reading level, may need to adjust their reading range higher.

When can students take AR quizzes?

Students may take the AR quizzes during their weekly library class or homeroom classrooms in 2nd-5th grades.  Middle School students may come to the library in the mornings once the school is officially open before the tardy bell and lunch recess all days except Friday’s.  Also, Book Fair Week the library is closed for book checkout and AR quizzes.

What are the AR requirements?

The AR program requirements are set up independently by each teacher.

How does the library facilitate the AR program?

There are 15 wireless laptops that have the access to over 150,000 AR quizzes.  Renaissance Learning hosts the All Saints AR program and determines book titles, book levels and number of points for quizzes.  Also, the Gold Medal Reader program is an optional reading incentive that tracks students AR points.

Does every book have an AR quiz?

No, not every book title has an AR quiz, but there are over a hundred thousand AR quizzes. Most popular titles have an AR Quiz.  Parents can search for AR Book titles through the Home Connect link on the All Saints web site homepage then click on AR Book Finder .  If you did not sign up for Home Connect a parent can email the library to receive a letter with the information to complete the process.

If a student fails an AR quiz, can the test be taken again?

No, once a student takes an AR quiz he/she can never re-take the quiz regardless if they passed or failed the quiz. The AR program tracks the students history of quizzes taken and the data is stored.






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